Scaramucci Trashes ‘Transactional, Miserable Life’ of New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza

Anthony Scaramucci is still insisting that he wasn’t aware he was on the record during his infamous phone call to a New Yorker reporter which got him fired. And now, with his 11 day stint as White House Communications Director in the rearview mirror, Scaramucci is going off on that journalist. Appearing on the Hello, My Name is Craig podcast with former New York-based sports radio host Craig Carton, Scaramucci detailed the extensive personal history between his family and that of New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza. Scaramucci says he erred in relying on that history to think that Lizza would keep their conversation private. “The Lizza and Scaramucci families have lived on Long Island and known each other for fifty years,” Scaramucci said. “And I made a mistake of trusting the guy, and I shouldn’t have.” Scaramucci added, “There are relationship people, and there are transactional people… got me on a phone. It was recorded. I didn’t realize it was being recorded. The interview took place as part of the debut episode Carton’s podcast — the host’s first public venture since resigning from New York’s WFAN radio after being arrested on federal fraud charges in connection with a ticket scheme. As such, Scaramucci appeared to find a receptive listener in Carton as he bashed the media — particularly Lizza. “This guy’s obviously a very bad actor,” Scaramucci said of Lizza. “Karma’s a bitch. It’ll come back and bite him. You’ll see. “You’re a transactional guy,” Scaramucci added. “And you’re gonna have a transactional, miserable life.” You can listen to the podcast on iTunes. [image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter

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